Local man leaves to help after mudslide

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indiana man left Wednesday morning to head to Washington to help in the aftermath of the deadly mudslide.

24-Hour News 8 spoke with David Fagan around 3 a.m. at Indianapolis International Airport.

Fagan is from Lafayette and works with the American Red Cross. He’ll join around 300 other Red Cross volunteers from around the country.

“I’ve been to many cities all over the U.S. that have been totally destroyed,” Fagan said. “This is an area that’s a mile stretch … that’s just been washed away.”

Tuesday, officials dealing with the mudslide said the number of people confirmed dead was 28. There are still about 20 people considered missing.

 

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